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OCCC Names New Provost

Unites student affairs with academic affairs for better faculty and staff experience

    (Published: 06-24-20)

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Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has named Dr. Jeremy Thomas as the college’s new provost. Thomas already serves the college as Vice President for Student Affairs, and his expanded role as Provost will allow Thomas to oversee both the student and academic operations of the college. Thomas will become Provost on July 1, 2020 and will oversee the operations, programming and resource allocations for the college.

“Dr. Thomas has always had the best interests of our students top-of-mind,” said OCCC President Jerry Steward. “And now as Provost, Dr. Thomas will be able to completely coordinate the faculty and student experiences as he oversees both Academic and Student Affairs. This is a significant step forward for everyone at OCCC. I believe the positive impact of this coordination will be felt immediately.”

Dr. Thomas brings over 20 years of experience in higher education both in administration and in the classroom. His education includes an Associate of Arts in Music from Northeast Texas Community College and Trinity Valley Community College, Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Northwestern State University, a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University, and a Doctor of Education from Grambling State University.

“We are fortunate to have so many exceptional faculty and staff at OCCC,” said Dr. Thomas. “I’m truly humbled and honored to serve them, and to help ensure they get out of OCCC as much as they have always put into it.”

Oklahoma City Community College enrolls over 17,000 students annually. Thousands more are served in non-credit classes and programs. The college has more than 60 fields of study and offers associate degrees, certifications and leadership opportunities.

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